Minutes of May 2012 Meeting
Board of Aldermen

RECORD OF PROCEEDING

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Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), May 1, 2012.
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Three Members of the Board of Aldermen were sworn-in:  Alderpersons King, Midyett and Sittser, to which everyone thanked them for volunteering.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:

PRESENT

Ward

ABSENT

Mayor Scott Douglass 

 

Alderperson Jim Meyer

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Dan King

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon   
 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Midyett seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Mayor Douglass explained we would halt the meeting at 8:00 to hold a public hearing for two special use permit requests for signage. 

REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

There were no remarks, petitions or complaints.   

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the April Police Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of April 2012 was $9,353.62.   

Trustees Meeting:  Mayor Douglass said the Trustees Meeting that was held the week prior to this evening's meeting was a good exchange of information.  He then told a story that began at the meeting whereupon a trustee asked if the police could step-up traffic patrol on Kehrs Mill Road because there are so many speeders and it is hard for his residents to egress their subdivision.  The very next day while attending a different meeting, the Mayor of Chesterfield approached Mayor Douglass, saying he was asked by one of his constituents to request Clarkson Valley authorities ease up on the heavy patrol on Kehrs Mill Road.  

He then thanked those Alderpersons that attended. 

Electric Signal at Clarkson and Kehrs Mill Roads:  Mayor Douglass explained that he spoke with personnel from MoDOT who will be taking a strong look at the electric signal at the Clarkson Road/Kehrs Mill Road intersection and reminded everyone that beginning June 15 through July 15, there will be construction between Kehrs Mill, Long Road, and Wildhorse Creek Roads. 

Sales Tax Distribution:  Mayor Douglass mentioned that nothing is new regarding the sales tax distribution issue between the 'A' cities and the 'B' cities.  Nothing happened in Jefferson City this year but that is not to say it will not happen in subsequent years.  He also mentioned there were vicious rumors going around the Bill would be attached at the last minute to another Bill that could be passed. 

Budget Information:  Mayor Douglass stated he had trouble receiving information for the police contract figures but would have something for the Board Members by Tuesday of the following week. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Drug Take Back:  Alderperson Meyer stated the City Hall location took in more than 180 lbs. during this past take back.  He thanked everyone for backing the Rockwood Drug Coalition's efforts.  Mayor Douglass stated it is a tremendous program and thanked Alderperson Meyer for bringing it to the City. 

Street Signs Askew:  Alderperson Schultz mentioned there were many street signs that were either bent or tilting within his subdivision.  

Trees Knocked Down in Last Year's Storm:  Alderperson Schultz stated that Ward 3 has a street backing up to the buffer area belonging to the hospital.  At the side and rear of three of these yards on that street, there is now a bare spot where there once stood mature trees and evergreens.  These were knocked down in a storm that blew through this area last year.  The hospital removed the dead trees but these residents backing-up to it are requesting the trees be replanted saying the hospital used to be shielded from their view.  One of the homeowners is attempting to sell their house and this new view affects their ability to sell it.  Alderperson Schultz reported he has had talks with Mercy about this and they are meeting tomorrow to look it over.  He thinks they will resolve the issue.  He is also asking that if Mercy replants the area, the neighbors water the new trees.   

Trash Cans Visible From Street - Forest Club Drive:  Alderperson Schiller asked Mayor Douglass about the trash cans that are still visible from the street even after the city sent several letters asking them to move the cans.  Mayor Douglass stated he was going to call the homeowners tonight or tomorrow to see if there is something else that is angering them.  He then asked Sgt. Sodoma to make a note to see if the police notice trashcans out before 5:00 p.m. on any given Sunday. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS 

President of the Board of Aldermen:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to nominate Wendell Sittser as President of the Board.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Upon hearing no dissentions, Mayor Douglass congratulated Alderperson Sittser as its Board President.   

Approval of Appointments:  Mayor Douglass referred those present to the Appointment Schedule placed in their packets and asked for approval of the appointments.  Upon hearing no dissentions, Mayor Douglass declared it approved. 

Planning & Zoning:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve Mayor Douglass's request to appoint Alderperson Schiller as a Member of Planning and Zoning, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and everyone thanked her.  

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $71,938.49, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

PUBLIC HEARING 

Request for Special Use Permit for Mercy Signage:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Mr. Bill Simon was present to answer questions.   

Request for Special Use Permit for Marquette High School:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Mr. Carl Hudson was present to answer any questions. 

The Public Hearing closed at 8:05 p.m. 

NEW BUSINESS - Continued 

BILL NO. 0434 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO MERCY MODIFYING THE PREVIOUS SPECIAL USE PERMIT (ORDINANCE 10-05) ELIMINATING THE MOUNTED SIGN ON THE SOUTH ELEVATION AND AUTHORIZING LARGER LETTERING ON THE EASTERN ELEVATION AT 15945 CLAYTON ROAD IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Meyer to discuss and pass Bill No. 0434.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0434 for the first time.  Mr. Simon explained this increase in the size of letting would give it more visibility and would look better proportionately.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0434 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0434 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 12-05. 

BILL NO. 0435 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZING THE LOCATION OF LETTERING AT 2351 CLARKSON ROAD IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI.  

A motion was made by Alderperson Schultz discuss and pass Bill No. 0435.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0435 for the first time.  Mr. Hudson spoke saying the latest graduating class came up with the idea for a class gift to complete the name on the retaining wall.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0435 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0435 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 12-06. 

Alderperson Midyett made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The Meeting of the Board of Aldermen adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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